Last week, Kedina Fleury-Samson was added to a discussion on the Messenger application where she was insulted because of the color of her skin and her height.
A radio host from Rimouski deplores having been the target of racist and hateful remarks on social networks.
Last week, Kédina Fleury-Samson was added to a discussion on the ;Messenger app where she was swore at because of her skin color and height.
“There was plenty of language and filthy talk. »
— Kédina Fleury-Samson, host and general manager of FLO 96.5 FM
Kédina Fleury-Samson believes that awareness is always needed when it comes to racism.
Kedina Fleury-Samson finds it hard to explain such hatred. Surprisingly, she finds that two of her children have also contributed to this discussion on the Messenger application called Les chasseurs de noirs.
The former city councilor quickly realized that the chat admins were actually minors.
Rather than staying silent, she decided to write to the parents of the children involved. Nobody condoned it, then they told me they were doing surgery on their children, she says.
The one who was a municipal councilor in Mont-Joli for six years advocates an educational and non-punitive approach. She believes that public awareness is always in order when it comes to racism.
Kedina Fleury-Samson has reported the Facebook account in question, but still hasn't had a response. response from Meta.
Digital communications strategist Nellie Brière says this isn't surprising. She reports a labor shortage at Meta. It's not very responsive because we don't have access to people to respond to that in a timely manner, she underlines.
Kédina Fleury-Samson does not intend to file a complaint with the Sûreté du Québec and hopes that this story will have served as a lesson to the young people involved.
With the collaboration of Lisa-Marie Bélanger